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Tuna Salad For All Ages!

I can get this tuna salad put together in less than 10 minutes – which is priceless on a day of endless diaper changes, cups of spilled milk, and kindergarten stories to listen to.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: real food tuna salad, tuna salad, tuna salad recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com


  • 3 cans wild caught tuna drained
  • ½ small/medium apple quartered
  • 2 stalks celery quartered
  • 2 medium carrots quartered
  • ½ cup crispy nuts almonds, pecans – whatever you have! If you are nut free you can use any seed of your choice or just leave them out!
  • ½-1 cup mayonnaise Amount depending on how you like the consistency of your tuna salad. Homemade preferable to avoid toxic oils/preservatives in store bought – my 5 minute mayo is SO yummy!
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste


  • Put the apple, celery, carrot, and almonds into your food processor and pulse into a medium chop. (If you don't have a food processor just chop the veggies and crush the nuts.)
  • Add the tuna and mayo and blend to combine – if you want a full puree go for it! (That works well if you are feeding smaller toddlers). If you are looking for a chunkier consistency just pulse to combine. Add more mayo if you wish. (If you don't have a food processor, just use a fork to mash in the tuna and mayo to mix and combine.)
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste, and serve in lettuce cups, tomato or cucumber rounds, as a dip for crackers, or in a rice wrap!